Our law office aggressively defends clients charged with all indictable offenses and disorderly persons offenses in the Superior Courts throughout New Jersey with an emphasis on complex fraud charges, fraud, theft, burglary, robbery, assault, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges, weapons charges, drug charges, driving while suspended charges, PTI terminations, violations of probation, PTI appeals and Drug Court appeals. Our vigorous representation of our clients commences with the representation of our clients at detention hearings; the filing of motions for reconsideration of pre-trial release; the exploration of all available defenses and the filing of suppression motions, Wade motions and other pre-trial motions for the criminal charges; and defending our clients from the filing of the Complaint and/or an Indictment being returned until the case is concluded at trial. Our office also handles the filing of appeals to the Appellate Division for decisions made during the course of the criminal proceedings.
Our law office also provides diligent representation of clients charged with federal offenses in the United States District Courts in New Jersey. Our dedicated representation also includes DWI, DUI and related offenses in Federal parks, Federal beaches and properties handled in the United States District Courts in New Jersey. We represent our clients in reviewing the discovery, retaining experts and filing any motions and asserting all defenses to the charges.
Our law office also defends clients charged with all municipal court offenses, traffic violations, disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, charges for DUI and DWI in NJ, driving while suspended and on the revoked list, and drug charges in the municipal courts throughout the State. We diligently represent our clients in reviewing the evidence, consulting experts, and filing the necessary motions and in preparing our defense at trial. Our office also represents clients in municipal appeals of decisions in the municipal courts being filed in the Superior Courts in New Jersey.
Our office continues to strongly advocate for our clients in the Family Courts in the handling of family court litigation involving issues of custody, visitation and grandparent visitation. Our office diligently represents our clients with the filing of motions and appearing at the hearings. Our law office also provides representation to our clients in domestic violence proceedings and in contesting the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order and in challenging the issuance of the Final Restraining Order.
Barbara Ungar, Esq., has practiced law for almost 32 years and has engaged in the private practice of law for the past 21 years. She is a strong advocate for her clients and has achieved great results for them. Her zealous representation of her clients in all stages of criminal prosecutions in the Superior Courts of New Jersey and in all stages of New Jersey municipal court proceedings, DUI, DWI, disorderly persons offenses and traffic violations in the municipal courts and in the family courts, has resulted in favorable outcomes, which are reflected in some notable results.
Barbara Ungar served as the Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association for two terms. During her tenure as Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section, Ms. Ungar became the Chair of the Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in the Municipal Courts and held four public hearings throughout the State of New Jersey, which were chaired by Ms. Ungar. Ms. Ungar was also involved in the handling of the appeal before the New Jersey State Supreme Court in State v. Denselbeck concerning the right to a jury trial for third and subsequent DWI offenses.
Barbara Ungar also served as the Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. During her tenure as Chair of the Criminal Law Section, the Section was involved in the review of the Criminal Law Justice Reform Act that changed our former bail system to allow our clients to be released on pre-trial conditions of release into the community.
In March, 2016, the Appellate Division, in an unpublished important decision by the Court, affirmed the lower court's decision to allow Ms. Ungar's client (an out of state resident with second degree gun possession charges) into Pre-trial Intervention over the State's objection.
In February, 2019, the Appellate Division, in another unpublished decision by the Court, considered the Court's decision to admit Ms. Ungar's client into Pre-trial Intervention over the State's objection. The Appellate Division remanded the case back to the Court for further consideration.
In March, 2019, the Law Office of Barbara Ungar announces the expansion of the law practice to its address to 168 U.S. Route 1 North, Edison, New Jersey with expanded hours for consultation.